The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) will host a briefing on the Electrify Africa Act on Jan. 29, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. The legislation would unlock the potential for economic growth, job creation, improved health and education, and reduced poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.
NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson will give remarks on the status of efforts to build up electric infrastructure in Africa through a variety of international partnerships.
Emerson will join U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, Chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, for the briefing along with John Champion, CEO of APR Energy and invited African Ambassadors.
NRECA International projects and programs have created more than 250 successful rural electric enterprises in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Yemen. The rural electric cooperatives that NRECA has formed and supported now serve more than 110 million rural beneficiaries in more than 40 countries. For more information on international programs, visit http://www.nrecainternational.coop/.